The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C20H24N2O2S, contains two independent molecules having very similar geometries. The main N-(6-methoxy-1,3-benzothiazol-2-yl)acetamide moiety adopts an almost planar structure (r.m.s. deviations of 0.091 and 0.051 Å for the two independent molecules). The adamantyl substituent occupies the gauche position relative to the C—N bond of the acetamide moiety [the corresponding N–C–C–C dihedral angles are −100.3 (3) and −96.5 (3)° for the two independent molecules]. In the crystal, the two independent molecules form a dimer via a pair of N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds. The dimers are further linked by C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds and attractive S⋯S [3.622 (2) Å] interactions into ribbons along .